Faf du Plessis is pleading that he is not guilty of the charges pressed against him    Getty Images
Faf du Plessis is pleading that he is not guilty of the charges pressed against him Getty Images

Just after a day when Australia lost their second Test against South Africa at Hobart, controversial news made headline with Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis name being highlighted on it. The South African captain was found shinning the ball with a lolly in his mouth during the second Test, which they won it comfortably by an innings and 80 runs. Further, International Cricket Council (ICC) decided the review that footage and came up with the conclusion of du Plessis being guilty of what he did during the Hobart match. The ICC charged him for a level 2 offence, which is clearly related to the ball tampering case. Full Cricket Scorecard: Australia vs South Africa day-night Test at Adelaide

Although, du Plessis has been saying that he is not guilty of the charges against him and mulls to seek legal advise in order to challenge the case further, as a hearing date is yet to be confirmed by the ICC. As per the report, du Plessis did that during the 54th over of the final innings of the match, when Australia five down for 150 and wicketkeeper Peter Nevill was dismissed in the next ball. Previously, former England cricketer Marcus Trescothick admitted that he had used mints to help produce saliva to keep the ball new for longer period during the Ashes 2005. Treschothick admitted this in 2009. Meanwhile, there has been plenty of reaction over this and we present some of the tweets from social zone.

Currently, the entire South African team and other former cricketers have come in support of du Plessis, while there are some mixed reactions as well.